I just loved this lesson! Lots of things to explore. A lot of hands-on experience. I am very pleased with the amount of theory and study that I have.\n\nI wish to thank UC San Diego & Scott Klemmer
This course opened my eyes to the foundational basis of design as a problem solving tool primarily. Can't wait to apply all I have learned and make world class designs that make the world better!
교육 기관: Thais P•
I'm really enjoying the course so far. The lectures are packed with really interesting content. The pace can be a little fast so I am happy to have the option to pause the videos and look over the lecture transcripts. I really enjoyed the first assignment and while the peer review process is something new and challenging for me - looking over other people's work is super helpful as you can develop greater insights about how other people think through a problem. It is a skill to be able to review others' work constructively and one that I look forward to improving throughout this process. My two suggestions for improvement would be: 1) to require an explanation from peers who did not give points for an assignment question so the author has a chance to learn from the experience 2) The multiple choice questions are sometimes a bit too open to interpretation or vaguely phrased. It would be helpful if they could be given more context in places (I found this particularly challenging with the first few questions surrounding research methods).
교육 기관: Janne K•
Very much enjoyed the course. But (as John Siracusa says) nothing is so perfect that it can't be complained about, so here be some random grumbles:
It wasn't very clear that the first week's exercise was optional (I was solo traveling abroad at the time so couldn't conduct three observation sessions — I'm not _that_ extroverted — and the first thing Coursera would always tell me afterwards when I logged in was to remind that I can still complete this exercise. Which made it sound like it was necessary to do so, even if the grading page clearly told otherwise.)
Some videos had a completely different transcript (though about similar topics) than what was spoken on the video.
Some video quizzes wouldn't pop up. Others, already answered, would pop up again when I wanted to go back and watch something again.
The final quiz had some rather silly questions
교육 기관: Jenny S•
The course was very interesting and the short videos make it easy to take in a little at a time. The quizzes and assignments were relevant as well. Sometimes the instructions were a tad confusing and could have been shorter/simpler.
This is more of an issue with the site in general - it was hard to know where to find discussions between all the different options (course forums, assignment threads, Slack). In fact Coursera could use a bit of a revamp to be a little more user-friendly. I often had to take several steps to look for a discussion. Sometimes I would be given choices of assignments to peer review, and other times I was only offered one. I could choose another one in a discussion thread, but if there was no link I couldn't figure out how to access that person's assignment.
교육 기관: Kelly•
Having had no prior experience in design or design thinking, this course was a really good introduction into the world of design. The four weeks covered different aspects of the process of creation, implementation, and execution well , especially for a beginner. Every topic was thoroughly explained by the professor, and broken down into simpler terms. One thing I wish was covered was the process of designing, whether it be an app or product. What is the process of creating beautiful and efficient designs, and what are some fundamentals of good design? Overall a valuable course!
교육 기관: Tyler C•
I'd like to rank this 3.5 stars, there is some quality control issues with the quiz at the end of Week 4–I took the quiz on my iPhone and it graded correct problems as incorrect. I had to take it on my Mac in order to pass the quiz. Some of the older videos in the course didn't feel like learning - it was just slides in a video.
Lack of supplemental reading material or extra credit / honors options didn't provide the learning I was looking for.
Very excited for week 2 though!
교육 기관: Alexey K•
Amazing course! Although then slides/presentation could be a lot better. Tip for the instructor: slides should be easily understandable without voice over and should be sufficient enough as a standalone material, while, currently some of it is completely reliant on the lecture. Also it would be great to keep recapping the goal of the glass as well as the goal of the field of study (at least once in every week's lectures) - repetition gets recognition.
교육 기관: Jeff M•
The content and assignments in particular were excellent. I felt like I came out with a strong grasp of the overall concepts and felt prepared jumping into any of the following courses in this specialization. My only criticism would be the flow of the lectures is choppy and not as polished as other Coursera/Udemy/Lynda classes I've taken. At times it's a bit distracting, but overall it does not deter from the excellent material covered.
교육 기관: kumku q•
This is the first online course I have ever taken, so I might be being too harsh relative to other courses out there. However I think this course would benefit from more homework. I think Scott explained many things that were not necessarily applied in the assignments, and I believe putting all he said in action would be the best way to learn it. So I think more homework would be good :)
Otherwhise very well explained, great videos!
교육 기관: Salau A•
Its been a wonderful experience so far, and i can only keep it going. Thanks to this course i earned my first time interviewing a user, knowing the right questions to ask, making use of the answers and creating a better result for users. I loved the paper prototyping assignments because it gave us freedom to be creative, thinking out of the box and creating solutions. Thanks
교육 기관: Melinda M•
This was a pretty good course. Assignment 1, especially, was very useful (conducting a need-finding interview). The storyboarding assignment was good, too. The assignments weren't always very clearly written, and I could tell from my peer-grading experience that some of the students had trouble understanding what was asked, especially the non-native English speakers.
교육 기관: Jose•
Amazing first hand course by Mr. Klemmer. He is very informative and clear onto his lectures. The assignments feel relevant and are just in the right doses. I have learned HCD in Industrial Design School before but Mr. Klemmer hits it out better out of the park. For the first time, I've actually understood and wrapped my head around the topic of HCD.
교육 기관: Nishita B•
A very engaging course to start. This one helps to understand how we humans came to interact with the computers, further, the structure helps to understand the values of need-finding via interviewing users, later you create "6" storyboards and finally you wrap up with Nielsen Norman's 10 Usability Heuristics for User Interface Design.
교육 기관: Anastasia S•
Thank you for the course, it was really useful! I like to get some knowledge about story boarding, paper and video prototyping and especially heuristic evaluation technics. Only thing I would change is to have more real examples and visual materials. Sometimes I did not understand material and I would happy to see examples.
교육 기관: Kaushik K T•
It was a good course for beginners. I feel that it will be easier to understand course materials if more examples are provided. Also, using easily understandable terms will be better.
The heuristic evaluation part was not clear to me in beginning and had to refer to various other resources to understand it properly.
교육 기관: Anna B•
Interesting, though instructor's participation and help could have been more noticable. The course has way many blank gaps and question, and all these questions are clarified by students - each with his own understanding. I think the instructor must be a person to answer all the question about the course. Thanks.
교육 기관: Elaine C•
Overall fantastic course with great content and homework assignments. The difficulty level was a little low, and the amount of work we were required to do was a little less than I wanted / expected. Sometimes the peer grading was not accurate, and I wish there had been more feedback in the discussion forums.
교육 기관: Cinthy R•
This course was a very good introduction of HCI, videos were very clear and the heuristical theme had plenty of examples which make really easy to understand them. I would have appreciated more assignments, since there were so many topics there was many themes that could not be learned in a deeper way.
교육 기관: Linying S•
Overall it's good, especially helpful for a novice like me. However, I did overcome some learning barriers in this class: PPTs are too theoretical, eg. there are quite a few PPTs full of words, and PPTs like that would easily drive me distracted and sleepy. Hopefully it'll be better^ ^
교육 기관: SANIDHYA K•
An excellent course with superb instruction. They can improve by suggesting more reading material. My only grievance is the lack of proper feedback on assignments. In all my assignments, I did not actually get any sort of helpful feedback. Cons of taking an online course I suppose.
교육 기관: Jerod G•
The assignments could have been more rigorous. Coursera should review the assignment submission process. I lost points (despite handing in a 100% worthy assignment) because my peers found it difficult to locate necessary information on my submission due to Coursera's system.
교육 기관: Fang F•
Just audited the courses, most of the content I have learnt in class but it is still worth I spending several hours to review it. Prototyping part is impressive and I am now considering to try video prototyping in my next project. Thank you!
교육 기관: David R T•
Not a great deal in the way of lectures and notes, but the value of the course lies in the hands-on assignments. Would recommend taking this course along with doing some independent reading for a more comprehensive primer of UX/UI.
교육 기관: Veselin M•
I find the discipline very interesting but the course was somewhat boring (except the tasks - the tasks were nice and interesting). The lectures were, to my recollection, the boring piece which reduces the score to 4 out of 5.
교육 기관: Sabhya S•
It was a very enriching course. Scott Klemmer has curated the program amazingly. The assignments constantly keep you in check and on your toes. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of learning this course from UC SanDiego.
교육 기관: Payal D•
I liked the course and its content. I have a suggestion; I believe it'll be useful for the student to get a link to the resources that are displayed in the course video. I am looking forward to learning more.